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Research and Scholarly Communications Manager

Salary:   £42,036 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Friday 16 August 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 13 September 2019
Reference:  A2775

Lancaster University is an internationally highly ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research.  We are ranked within the top 10 in UK university league tables, have a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and we were University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2018.  Our Library service is innovative and sector leading, with a strong reputation across many areas, and particularly in research services.  

We are seeking a new colleague to join our Digital Innovation & Research Services team and lead our services for Lancaster’s research community.  You will oversee the management and development of our key services for Open Access and Research Data Management.  You will also develop new Research Intelligence services, encompassing citation analysis and bibliometrics.  Your expert knowledge will be key in helping the University prepare to meet future challenges such as Plan S.  You will oversee the management of our institutional repositories for publications and research data, and lead activity to engage researchers and drive uptake of our services.  You will also play a leading role in taking our services to the next level, developing our activities to facilitate a culture of open research and scholarship at Lancaster University.  

You will bring excellent knowledge of scholarly communications and a keen understanding of the role of library services in this space. In particular, you will possess expert knowledge of Open Access, Research Data Management and Citation Analysis. You will have experience of developing services, along with the ability to build relationships across the organisation and influence our research community.  You will also have experience of leading and managing staff, and be able to motivate and inspire your team to deliver an excellent service and drive continuous service improvement.  

This is a full time, indefinite post.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be during the week commencing 9th September. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Thomas Shaw, Assistant Director: Digital Innovation and Research Services, telephone: +44 (0) 1524 510814, or email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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